Attention Government of Canada suppliers and buyers: the new Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line has been launched

April 20, 2017 - Gatineau – The Government of Canada is pleased to introduce the Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line, a new tool in the fight against fraud, collusion and corruption in federal contracts and real property agreements.

The Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line, launched by the Competition Bureau, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Public Services and Procurement Canada, encourages Canadians to anonymously report any suspected wrongdoing in Government of Canada procurements by calling a toll-free number or completing an online form.

Report fraud

Call the toll-free Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line at 1-844-365-1616 or complete the online reporting form if you witness or suspect any of the following unethical business practices:

  • bid-rigging
  • price-fixing
  • false invoicing
  • bribery to influence business decisions
  • undisclosed conflicts of interest
  • fraudulent contract performance schemes

The tip line is accessible Monday to Friday from 8:30 ET to 17:30 ET. An answering service is available after hours.

Note that monetary awards will not be given for tips received.

How your tips will help

The information that you provide will help to conduct investigations and introduce due diligence measures, where warranted, to protect the integrity of federal contracts and real property agreements.

Any suspected criminal activity that is uncovered will be turned over to the Competition Bureau and/or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Impacts on business

Unethical and fraudulent practices may result in the following negative impacts on business:

  • undermine fair competition
  • lessen integrity of the markets
  • create barriers to economic growth
  • increase the cost of doing business
  • increase the risk of doing business
  • lower public confidence in government institutions

Help promote the tip line

Building and reinforcing awareness of the toll-free line and online form benefits everyone. Download our promotional tools and use them in your workplace and publications. We also encourage you to share the products with your partners, clients and others to further increase participation.

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Questions or concerns

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Competition Bureau.

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